Fashion Management and Promotions (2015/16 Program)

Campus: 
Program Code: 
40501
Banner Program Code: 
FASH_PRMO_GC
Program Length: 

Two semesters, beginning in September, plus 160 hours of field placement

Contact Information: 

Susan Roberton, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 79223
susan.roberton@humber.ca
business.humber.ca

Admission Requirements: 

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• A bachelor’s degree

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission. 

Fees/Scholarships: 

The 2014/2015 fee for two semesters was
– domestic $5,493.60
– international $14,400.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2014/2015 academic year. Fees are subject to change. For more information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.

Our Program: 

Humber’s Fashion Management and Promotions graduate certificate program prepares you to work in the dynamic fashion industry. It focuses on the management, marketing and sales of fashion apparel and accessories. Courses cover content in new product development and branding, fashion buying and retailing, multi-channel sales, international marketing and product management. Visual merchandising skills combined with colour theory skills and trend forecasting give this program a dynamic hands-on approach to the business side of fashion. The program also covers the rapidly growing promotional side of fashion; including courses in integrated communication marketing, teaching you how to leverage your brand through social media; personal blogs, instagram, Twitter, online selling and personal website development.

Your Career: 

According to City of Toronto data, the fashion industry employs nearly 50,000 people. Fashion design, wholesaling and retailing have grown dramatically in the last five years with 10,000 fashion-related jobs. There are 4,600 fashion retail firms in Toronto that generate annual sales of $2.6 billion. Sales have grown by 6.4 per cent in the last year. Employment in the wholesale and retail trade grew by 34.5 per cent or 13,000 jobs in the last five years.

Graduates may find employment in companies that develop, manufacture, market, import, wholesale, distribute or retail fashion apparel and accessories. Employment settings include apparel suppliers, wholesale distribution companies, fashion retail companies, importers and logistics firms, marketing divisions within major retail operations and up and coming online businesses. The program equips you for roles such as product development manager, private label/brand manager, retail manager, event manager, retail buyer, fashion manager relating to sourcing, logistics co-ordinator, inventory control manager, visual merchandiser, promotion manager or planner. Online retailing offers positions in community manager, social media marketing and opportunity in customer service inventory management.

Work Placement: 

Gain first-hand experience in the industry with a four-week work placement, which takes place either part-time during the program or full time at the end of the program. Placements provide the valuable work experience employers seek.